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Half Of All Children Will Be Autistic By 2025, 
Warns Senior Research Scientist At MIT 


Number of adverse reactions from vaccines can be correlated with autism 

Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto 's Roundup herbicide on 
our food. For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over 
the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on 
the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer's, autism, and 

cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on 
human health. 

At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by 
surprise when she declared, "At today's rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic." She noted 
that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a 
remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup- 
ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of 
excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and 
mitochondrial disorder. 

A fellow panelist reported that after Dr. Seneff 's presentation, "All of the 70 or so people in attendance 
were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or 
themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with 
Roundup and its glyphosate." 

Dr. Seneff noted the ubiquity of glyphosate's use. Because it is used on com and soy, all soft drinks and 
candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts 
of glyphosate in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO com or soy. 
Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, which means that all non-organic 
bread and wheat products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity. The amount of glyphosate in 

each product may not be large, but the cumulative effect (especially with as much processed food as 

Americans eat) could be devastating. A recent study shows that pregnant women living near farms 
where pesticides are applied have a 60% increased risk of children having an autism spectrum disorder. 

Other toxic substances may also be autism-inducing. You may recall our story on the CDC 
whistleblower who revealed the government's deliberate concealment of the link between the MMR 
vaccine (for measles, mumps, and rubella) and a sharply increased risk of autism, particularly in 
African American boys. Other studies now show a link between children's exposure to pesticides and 
autism. Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit phthalate chemicals, are more 
likely to have autism. Children whose mothers smoked were also twice as likely to have autism. 
Research now acknowledges that environmental contaminants such as PCBs, PBDEs, and mercury can 
alter brain neuron fimctioning even before a child is bom. 

This month, the USDA released a study finding that although there were detectable levels of pesticide 
residue in more than half of food tested by the agency, 99% of samples taken were found to be within 
levels the government deems safe, and 40% were found to have no detectable trace of pesticides at all. 
The USDA added, however, that due to "cost concerns," it did not test for residues of glyphosate. Let's 
repeat that: they never tested for the active ingredient in the most widely used herbicide in the world. 
"Cost concerns"? How absurd — ^unless they mean it will cost them too much in terms of the special 
relationship between the USDA and Monsanto. You may recall the revolving door between Monsanto 
and the federal government, with agency officials becoming high-paying executives — and vice versa! 
Money, power, prestige: it's all there. Monsanto and the USDA love to scratch each others' backs. 
Clearly this omission was purposeful. 

In addition, as we have previously reported, the number of adverse reactions from vaccines can be 
correlated as well with autism, though Seneff says it doesn't correlate quite as closely as with Roundup. 
The same correlations between applications of glyphosate and autism show up in deaths from senility. 

Of course, autism is a complex problem with many potential causes. Dr. Seneff's data, however, is 
particularly important considering how close the correlation is — and because it is coming from a 
scientist with impeccable credentials. Earlier this year, she spoke at the Autism One conference and 
presented many of the same facts; that presentation is available on YouTube. 

Monsanto claims that Roundup is harmless to humans. Bacteria, fungi, algae, parasites, and plants use a 
seven-step metabolic route known as the shikimate pathway for the biosynthesis of aromatic amino 
acids; glyphosate inhibits this pathway, causing the plant to die, which is why it's so effective as an 
herbicide. Monsanto says humans don't have this shikimate pathway, so it's perfectly safe. 

Dr. Seneff points out, however, that our gut bacteria do have this pathway, and that's crucial because 
these bacteria supply our body with crucial amino acids. Roundup thus kills beneficial gut bacteria, 
allowing pathogens to grow; interferes with the synthesis of amino acids including methionine, which 
leads to shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate; chelates (removes) important minerals like 
iron, cobalt and manganese; and much more. 

Even worse, she notes, additional chemicals in Roundup are untested because they're classified as 
"inert," yet according to a 2014 study in BioMed Research International, these chemicals are capable of 
amplifying the toxic effects of Roundup hundreds of times over. 

Glyphosate is present in unusually high quantities in the breast milk of American mothers, at anywhere 
from 760 to 1,600 times the allowable limits in European drinking water. Urine testing shows 
Americans have ten times the glyphosate accumulation as Europeans. 

"In my view, the situation is almost beyond repair," Dr. Seneff said after her presentation. "We need to 
do something drastic." 

New Level: Monsanto Tries Patenting Natural 


Biotech giant attempts to own biosphere 

Many individuals are aware that biotech has developed a seed monopoly largely by patenting 

genetically modified organisms, but not everyone realizes that Monsanto tried to patent a tomato 
that had no biotech traits. Now, the European Patent Office (EPO), with help from an international 
coalition, No Patents on Seeds!, has revol<:ed Monsanto's fraudulent patent and claim to tomatoes 
that are naturally resistant to a fungal disease called botrytis. 

These natural. non-GMO tomatoes , like many healthy plants, have a natural resistance to certain pests. 
In this case, a fungal disease, but this is not a novel phenomenon. Why Monsanto would try to claim 
they created it is about as believable as Syngenta or Dow saying they invented the sun. 

Though plant breeders can help plants develop this natural pest resistance, much of it is innate - the 
same as our own immune systems. When individual plants reproduce, they pass along exceptional 
combinations of genes to their offspring. Varying environments (such as cold, or dry, moist or breezy) 
favor individuals with different physical and behavioral traits. Individual plants with genes that 
improve their survival will be more likely to pass along these genes compared to the rest of the 

There is no genetic manipulation via biotech technologies. None is needed. Mother Nature is 
pretty smart like that. 

Of course, if the soil is replete with organic, non-industrial nutrients, the plants develop an even better 
immune system, and more resilient, and then pass these traits on to their progeny. 

Though Monsanto has nothing at all to do with this process for a specific breed of tomato, they were 
able to get Patent EP1812575 - which has now been revoked. The tomatoes used to obtain their 
'monopoly' on another seed were obtained from a gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany, and it was 

already common knowledge that these plants had a desirable resistance to botrytis. 

Monsanto 's clever lawyers created wording in their patent application to give the impression that the 
seed was genetically engineered to produce this quality. They made the tomato look their "invention." 
This is essentially biopiracy. 

The revoking of this patent is important because it tells Monsanto and other biotech companies that the 
world will not stand down to its abuse of patent laws. It will also allow plant breeders and home 
gardeners access to a larger variety of naturally resistant plants. 

Christoph Then, a coordinator of No Patents on Seeds!, states: 

"The intended resistance is based on complex genetic conditions, which are not known in 
detail. So genetic engineering is clearly not an option in this case. " 

The coalition of No Patents on Seeds! has filed further oppositions against patents held by the US 
company covering broccoli which can be harvested mechanically (EP 1597965), melons that are 
resistant to plant viruses (EP1962578), and a selection of plants for breeding soybeans (EP 2134870) 
adapted to climate change. 

Activists are calling on the European government to review the way patents are obtained by 
biotech . and to make certain that existing prohibitions on plant patents is observed. This, in turn, 
should make those who grow our food less dependant on biotech creations, and more self-reliant, as 
more diverse seed becomes available for planting. 

Hundreds of plant and animal varieties that are the result of a biological process and not GMO 
tinkering have been given patents by the EPO, and over 2400 patents for genetically modified seeds 
have been given to Monsanto alone. This single company controls more than 25 percent of the 
world seed supply, and they aim to control more. We simply cannot let that happen.